UKZN Undergraduate Optometry Courses



UKZN Undergraduate Optometry Courses

Bachelor of Optometry 

 
Curriculum for Bachelor of Optometry
Code Name of Module Credits Semester
Level 1
CHEM110 General Principles of Chemistry 16 1
BIOL103 Introductory Biology for Health Sciences 16 1
MATH150 Mathematics for Natural Sciences 16 1
PHYS131 Intro Physics for Life Sciences & Agriculture 16 1
ANAT103 Introduction to Anatomy & Neuroanatomy 8 1
ANAT108 Anatomy of the Head, Neck & Back 8 2
OPTM141 Introduction to Optometry and Optics [Intro & Optics] 16 2
OPTM142 Community Optometry [Public Health & Psychology] 16 2
Choose ONE of the following isiZulu modules
ZULN101 Basic isiZulu languages Studies A 16 2
ZULM105 Academic Writing 16 2
ZULN101 (non-Zulu speaking students) ZULM105 (Zulu speaking students)
  Total credits: level 1 128  
Level 2
BIMI200 Biochemistry and Microbiology for Optometry 16 1
OPTM231 Clinical Techniques I 16 1
HPHS221 Homeostasis 16 1
OPTM242 Ophthalmic Optics I 16 1
OPTM243 Clinical Science for Optometry [Oc Anat & Physiol and GenPath & ClinMed] 16 2
OPTM232 Clinical Techniques II 16 2
HPHS222 Integration and Communication 16 2
OPTM244 Ophthalmic Optics II 16 2
  Total credits: level 2 128  
Level 3
OPTM362 Contact Lenses I 24 Year
OPTM351 General Clinic I/Grand Rounds 16 Year
OPTM342 Visual Science I [Physiological Optics I & NeuroPhys] 16 1
OPTM341 Optical Dispensing 16 1
OPTM334 Diagnosis and Management of Ocular Disease 24 Year
PHRM344 General and Ocular Pharmacology 16 2
OPTM343 Visual Science II [Physiological Optics II & NeuroPhys] 16 2
  Total credits: level 3 128  
Level 4      
OPTM435 Binocular Vision 16 1
OPTM431 Contact Lenses II 16 1
OPTM437 Low Vision 16 1
OPTM421 Neuro-Physiology of Vision 8 1
OPTM433 Paediatric Optometry 16 1
OPTM451 General Clinic II/Grand Rounds 24 year
OPTM413 Optometric Management & Jurisprudence 8 year
OPTM412 Research Publication 8 year
OPTM456 Binocular Vision Clinic 8 2
OPTM452 Contact Lenses Clinic II 8 2
OPTM458 Low Vision Clinic 8 2
OPTM454 Paediatric Vision Clinic 8 2
  Total credits: level 4



Complete degree

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